More On Ginger Rogers and Never Underestimate An Old Gal

Standard During my orignal Blog about this woman the video says is Ginger Rogers, I said I was not sure it was her or not.  I have since found out it is not Ginger.  According to The London Times, the womans name is Sarah “Paddy” Jones and she is seventy-five years old.  She is from England, but relocated to Spain.  Her partner is Nicholas Espluosa, her thirty-five year old dance instructor.  The pair is popular in Spain and made it to their number two spot.

Her husband died six years ago and Mrs Jones took up Salsa to help her recover from her husband’s death.  This grandmother of six is now globe-trotting “doing her thing.”  She began dancing at the age of two, training for ballet, tap and Greek dancing.  When she married at age twenty-two, she gave up her dancing career and became a dental nurse.  After working as a dental nurse she and her husband ran a fabric shop.

She plans on continuing her career in dance as long as she is able to.  I think she is absolutely wonderful to be able to move as she does and share her talent with all who see her.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all move like she does?  I can hardly raise my leg, much less put it up beside my head.  She has been blessed and I am happy for her.  That’s my two cents for today.

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I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
  • It’s never too late to try dancing. My grandmother used to go clogging at the senior center at the tender age of 89. I’m convinced it’s what kept her strong and running circles around women half her age.

    • Dancing is wonderful excercise and I used to love to dance. Right now I don’t think I could last a complete song. Watching that woman is so inspiring. I know I’ll never kick my leg up around my ears (couldn’t even do that when I was young) but it does make me want to dance again. As you said, it’s never to late.